Because in the information economy, everything important that happens is about the relationship. The information economy is about who promises what to whom. Behind the scenes, it’s all about commitment. – Bruce Sterling
No less than Richard Clark, President Bush�s computer security adviser, is encouraging hackers to locate and responsibly publicize security vulnerabilities in software, something that HP will not like.
Harmony House , a Michigan music retailer, has announced plans to cease operations at the end of this year and is citing both Internet Piracy and Recording Industry Tactics as the reasons. via bobbychild .
In a business article from 2009, Paul Ford predicts that Google will crush Amazon and Ebay by harnessing the power of the “Semantic Web.”
I spent most of the day today working with Concourse and eZcat from Book Systems, Inc. It is always interesting to see the design decisions made by different vendors. While I don’t think it would too well in my regular environment, it has some features that are missing from our much more expensive product . But interestingly enough from a cataloging standpoint, eZcat is a Z39.50 client which allows for much of the same functionality as Polaris, and actually does some things slightly better.
How often does the distribution of open-source software get blended into software piracy statistics ? via Slashdot .
Self-published novels, long ignored by the major publishing houses, are starting to attract attention .
I stopped by Amazon.com Web Services and picked up a Token. Now I just have to decide what to do with it. Oh, to be as talented as Mark …
When I stopped by Wal-Mart today to check out the new PCs with Mandrake Linux I had been reading about , I noticed that they had started selling textbooks .
Rather than having Oracle operate their state portal site at a cost of $95 million, California is shutting down the Department of Information Technology and will farm out the work to other agencies.